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Master of Science In Educational Technology Degree

The Master of Science in Educational Technology (M.S.E.T.) is a research-oriented, theory based master’s degree program. It is designed for students who have a focused research interest in a particular area of educational technology.

Students will be expected to do graduate level research using advanced methodologies and complete a thesis at the end of their program.

A thesis is a major research project that includes an in-depth literature review, a description of research conducted, analysis of results and a discussion of the data as it relates to one or more theoretical frameworks.

Additional time (up to a year) is required to complete the thesis project.

Which Masters Degree Is Right For You?

We offer two Master’s degree programs – The Master of Science in Educational Technology Program (M.S.E.T.) and the Master of Educational Technology (M.E.T.) program.

Prospective students often ask us which program they should choose.

If you do not have a background in research or an interest in it, we strongly recommend that you enroll in the Master’s in Educational Technology (M.E.T.) program.

The M.E.T. degree courses can apply to a doctorate if you are accepted into that program at a later date. There is no admission deadline for the M.E.T. Applications are accepted year round. No GRE scores are required The final M.E.T. culminating activity is a Portfolio project showcasing all work completed in previous classes.

Masters of Science Educational Technology ( M.S.E.T.)
Admission Requirements

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • GRE Scores
  • A 500-word personal statement that discusses the candidate’s educational and professional background, as well as academic and professional goals. In the statement, be sure to include a discussion of the research area(s) of interest.
  • Admission to the Graduate College by deadline noted below
  • ​International students need to apply through International Admissions.​

*All applicants applying for the M.S.E.T. program  are required to take the GRE prior to submitting their application for admission; it will not be waived.

Preference will be given to applicants who have earned scores on the Graduate Record Exam that meet or exceed the 33rd percentile on each of the three components (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical).
Scores are only valid for five years from the date of the test. If an International student is required to take the TOEFL test, which will be determined by International Admissions, the student must at least meet the minimum scores set by the university and show that his or her academic writing in English does not need major revisions.

Application Deadlines
Summer: March 15th
Fall :  March 15th
Spring: September 15th
See Admission Procedures for steps to apply

Master of Science in Educational Technology Program Courses

Required Core Courses

  • EDTECH 501 Introduction to Educational Technology
  • EDTECH 502 The Internet for Educators
  • EDTECH 503 Instructional Design for Educators
  • EDTECH 504 Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology
  • EDTECH 505 Evaluation for Educational Technology
Research and Statistics
  • EDTECH 650  Research in Educational Technology
  • EDTECH ​651  Introduction to Statistics for Educational Technology
Electives – Choose 2
  • EDTECH 512 Online Course Design
  • EDTECH 513 Multimedia
  • EDTECH 521 Online Teaching in the K-12 Environment
  • EDTECH 522 Online Teaching for Adult Learners
  • EDTECH 523 Advanced Online Teaching Methods
  • EDTECH 531 Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
  • EDTECH 532 Educational Games and Simulations
  • EDTECH 542 Technology-Supported Project-Based Learning
  • EDTECH 551 Technical and Grant Writing
  • EDTECH 552 Operating Systems and Networks
  • EDTECH 593 Thesis (6 credits)